2008 CPEO Brownfields List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lennysiegel@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Jul 2008 04:56:37 -0700 (PDT)
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Subject: [CPEO-BIF] Lane Metal Finishers, Oakland, California
EPA tests homes in West Oakland for harmful compounds

By Chris Metinko
Oakland Tribune (CA)
July 25, 2008

OAKLAND - Federal environmental officials paid visits to a handful of West Oakland homes early Friday, testing for possible dangerous levels of hazardous compounds in the air.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency tested about a half dozen homes, a business and a day care center near the former Lane Metal Finishers site on 30th Street and San Pablo Avenue, where the state Department of Toxic Substances Control found elevated levels of volatile organic compounds in five samples taken 8 feet below the surface of the former metal plating location.

Vicki Rosen, community involvement coordinator for the EPA, said her agency was contacted to sample the indoor air of nearby buildings to see if contaminants in the soil have migrated.


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